Climate change is a hot topic lately (literally), along with sustainability and “going green.” In the past few years, many people and companies have made significant strides in reevaluating their habits and workflows to be friendlier to the environment.
The Three P’s of Sustainability
The foundations of sustainability consist of society, the economy, and the environment. These foundations are sometimes known as “people, planet, and prosperity” or “the three P’s”.
In other words, any sustainability initiative should benefit all three of these entities.
For example, human rights and sustainable tourism benefit the people, green energy and electronics recycling benefit the planet, and job creation benefits prosperity.
How Is Propane Made?
Propane is generally a product of natural gas, with a smaller percentage coming from crude oil. Since 2011, significantly more propane has come from natural gas due to the supply and availability of natural gas increasing, which is extracted from shale.
Clean Burning Fuel
So where does propane fit into this? Propane is known as a clean burning fuel, which means it produces a low amount of carbon monoxide and therefore less smog, as well as a low amount of carbon dioxide. In fact, propane is cleaner than diesel or gasoline. It’s so clean that when it’s spilled, unlike diesel or gasoline, it doesn’t harm the soil or water.
Sustainable Uses for Propane
Propane can be used to power generators, heat your home, or even dry your clothes. All of these choices will reduce your carbon footprint significantly by reducing greenhouse gas emissions- and save you money on your energy bill! If you enjoy a backyard barbecue, consider a propane grill. According to the EPA, a propane grill is 105 times more environmentally friendly than a charcoal grill.